RCN Ophthalmic Conference

06 Nov 2021 10:00 - 16:00



To book online using a credit/ debit card select ‘Book Now’. For all other payment methods check the ‘Fees’ tab.

CPD hours: 7


The RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Conference returns in 2021 with a brand-new programme considering topical issues facing the Ophthalmic Nursing specialism. With speakers providing updates on important aspects of the future of Ophthalmic Nursing care and workshop style breakouts the conference will deliver important tailored learning for nurses hoping to grow their knowledge, skills and careers in the area.

Attendance at the conference will enable delegates to-:

  • Enhance their knowledge about ophthalmic nursing via contemporary ophthalmic nursing related presentations
  • Think critically about their ophthalmic practice with discussion and debate with peers and speakers
  • Make the links to their own NMC revalidation.

The event will be hosted on the world leading all-in one virtual conference platform; Hopin, which enables a highly interactive and engaging experience for delegates.

  • Benefits of the virtual conference
  • Reduced delegate fee.
  • Save costs, time and carbon emissions on travelling and accommodation.
  • Have access to content on demand post event to allow for reflection as part of your CPD commitments (accrue up to 7 CPD hours).
  • Ability to network and catch up with colleagues from different organisations without leaving your home (virtual coffee area, speed networking and direct messaging).



To book your place, please contact the Events Registration Team (Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm)

Email: Eventsreg@rcn.org.uk

Tel:+44 (0)29 2054 6460

RCN Events 

Email: rcnevents@rcn.org.uk 


One day virtual conference




RCN Member








Member: Pre-reg student, Retired, health practitioner
(40% discount)




Member: RCN representatives, forum steering committee
(25% discount)





Discounts available (max one per booking)
• 40 % discount - nursing student members (pre-registration only), associate retired RCN members, HCAs or Aps
• 25% discount - Accredited RCN Trade Union Representatives
• 10% discount - Group discount when three or more delegates book together.
• 15% discount – When booking is completed before the end of July 2021.

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made by post with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice posted to: Event registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff CF23 8YZ.

A booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice can also be faxed to: 02920546489.

Payment by invoice is available on request. Please email a Purchase Order and booking form to RCNDeventsregistration@rcn.org.uk. PLEASE NOTE: A copy of the purchase order will be required.

Purchase Order numbers alone will not be accepted and may delay your booking. Invoice requests will close 5 working days prior to the event. Please submit your purchase order requests to your organisation early to avoid booking delays.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing.
You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held provisionally.

The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.

This conference is aimed at all nurses and allied health care professionals involved in advising, treating and caring for those with ocular health needs.


Benefits of attending

• Accrue over 7 hours of CPD to count towards your revalidation
• Take time out to reflect on your professional journey and current practice: what can you do to improve the patient experience and outcomes?
• Network with like-minded peers from across the UK, build professional relationships and share your experiences / ideas
• Be updated on the latest developments in ocular health care and treatment
• Learn about new techniques, procedures and service models that you could implement in your work setting and critically assess
• Discover how innovation will affect what you do and how you do it

Need more persuasion? Here is what our past attendees said.

“The RCN ophthalmic nursing forum conference is an excellent opportunity to share ideas and views with other ophthalmic nursing colleagues. It is a great platform to learn new developments in ophthalmic practice.”

“A well organised and interesting conference. Topics were well chosen. Speakers were varied and relevant. An excellent opportunity for networking”

“I've learned a lot, I've got new ideas how we can be even more effective in our practice, and how can we cut back the costs.”

“Great way to network and have good leads to contact if needed regarding introducing new practices and best practice, gold standards for patients…. Would definitely like to attend again next year”

“Very informative program. Really added to my knowledge.”

Our virtual venue: Hopin

The event will be hosted on the world leading all-in one virtual conference platform; Hopin, which enables a highly interactive and engaging experience.

Please note that this is a private event for registered delegates who will be required to have a valid conference booking.

Conference brochure and guide coming soon

View a short video introduction to help you navigate around our virtual venue, Hopin.

Access to the event

All booked participants will be emailed details on how to login to Hopin, our virtual venue, in advance of the conference starting. If you are unable to locate your email it is possible that the email may have landed in your Spam/Junk folder. If you still cannot find it, please check which email you signed up to the event with, as this is the email which we will have the sent the magic link to. If you continue to have problems, then email the Events Team at rcnevents@rcn.org.uk or contact 020 7 647 3577

For best results:

  • use a computer if possible
  • if using a tablet, please ensure you have downloaded Google Chrome and use this browser to enter Hopin.  
  • using a personal device reduces the risk of organisational firewalls blocking access
  • use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • close any programmes you don’t need or that also use a camera
  • open in an incognito window
  • if something goes wrong, try refreshing your browser.

Following the conference recorded sessions will be available for registered delegates.

Update your profile

On first access you’ll be prompted to set up your Hopin profile.

Your profile helps you connect with others at the event and supports networking. Upload a profile photo, add your place of work, job title, social media contacts and a brief biography to help give you more presence at the event. 

This Opthalmic event is an unrivalled opportunity for you to connect directly with nurses from across the UK.

How will this benefit you and your organisation?

  • Engage with a nursing audience specifically in the field of Opthalmic 
  • Showcase your organisation and explain directly to them how and why it will aid them in their work
  • Connect using the extensive exhibition time with an engaged and high quality audience

    There are a number of ways you can get involved; from networking to raise your profile, to tailored commercial packages to help achieve specific objectives, or even sponsorship of the event.

    Places are limited, so contact the exhibitions team on 02076473959 or email exhibitions@rcn.org.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

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